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Remembering Little Big Horn | Standing Rock | Cherokee Willard Stone

First Person: Remembering Little Bighorn continues through December 31 at the Philbrook Downtown (116 E. M. B. Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma). Stephen Standing Bear’s 1920s Battle of the Little Bighorn muslin pictograph is available to explore online

For those who can’t make it to Tulsa, an online interactive allows users to scroll through the muslin and click on points of interest, which highlight this detail of individual warriors. Two Lakota members of the Stokà Yuhà (Bare Lance) Society hold crooked lances in their right hands, while a member of the Miwátani Society has his red sash staked in the earth, a sign that he was going to stay and fight to the death. A member of the Brave Heart Society is “counting coup” with his eagle feather lance, an act of bravery that required a person to get close enough to hit an enemy by hand.

***UPDATED: The protectors camp is going strong at Standing Rock rez in North Dakota. I have read they need camping gear.

child at Standing Rock (instagram)
child at Standing Rock (instagram)

“This is something unbelievable. This display of unity and the power of  coming together is unbelievable. No words can properly describe the  feeling. For example just this morning our traditional enemies the  Crow came to the camp here to stand in solidarity with us. And we  welcomed them with Open Hearts. That was a power that brought tears to many people’s eyes. The Oceti Sakowin stand strong and committed  to stopping this pipeline.” – Dave Archambault Jr., Chairman of the  Standing Rock Sioux Nation.  READ THIS


War Widows
War Widows

The Sculptor Who Merged Cherokee and Art Deco Styles read more

Following the Grain: A Centennial Celebration of Willard Stone continues at the Gilcrease Museum (1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma) through January 22, 2017.


By Lara Trace

Lately, I have been reading more than writing. (More like catching up…) When you have time, check out the posts I liked recently on the sidebar.  There are so many amazing blogs and writers/big thinkers to read.  I am so much smarter/awake/aware now – thank you!

You may recall Jessup, who wrote a post about Solitary Confinement in prison in Arizona – good news – he has been released. Hearing his voice as a FREE man was simply AMAZING. Keep good thoughts for him, please. He needs so much. He plans to get his college degree that he started in prison. Jessup, who is Lakota and an adoptee, has so much to process after his release. He contributed to the anthology Two Worlds and Called Home. I’ve asked him to keep a journal. [It helped me write One Small Sacrifice over a five year period with 4:30 am wake ups.]

If there is anything big you need to process, put your hand/pen to paper that connects your heart to your brain. Right now many of us are already thinking with our hearts. That is right where we need to be.

Above are some museum exhibits you can visit online. (click links) Think BIG, UNITED, we need that in this world.

I’m teaching blogging in October! It’s TRUE














3 thoughts on “Remembering Little Big Horn | Standing Rock | Cherokee Willard Stone

  1. I have looked at the interactive file of “First Person: Remembering Little Bighorn” with your directioning, and it is amazing study! Everyone should take minutes and should examine. Thank you for sharing this my Earthling friend, Lara/Trace. And at east it has been always big sympathy for the Indian tribes and their peoples at all America continent, including at south; also still it is. Many books have been written about American Indians. For example, do you know Sunay Akin, famous Turkish poet? One of his book is “The Indian at Maiden’s tower”, and it is so popular.
    It had been best seller, here it is;

    Also many Turkish people believe in that American Indians and Turkish people have become from same root at Central Asia. They believe that American Indians went to America continent over Bering Sea from Central Asia many ages ago. I don’t know how much true and scientific this knowledge is.

    If you asks anyone “what do you know about American Indians? in here; you would take this reply from 90% people: “They are our relatives, they are kind of our uncle sons” 🙂

    Besides, Sioux Nation Chairman says that: “…For example just this morning our traditional enemies the Crow came to the camp here to stand in solidarity with us. And we welcomed them with Open Hearts…”

    It is really good to see these words! People must to know their hostility is useful for the elites and capitalists! To be in solidarity is more important in these age!

    And my favorite Indian chief is Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt. 🙂
    I always liked his words and his stand! I respect him too much!

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